It has been confirmed by the Associated Press that a 13 year old American citizen was stabbed to death in their sleep after a Palestinian man jumped a fence, broke into a home, and brutally murdered them.
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) June 30, 2016
The terrorist (Mohammad Tarayreh) was shot and killed as he attempted to flee after the attack. The victim has been identified as Hallel Yaffa Ariel. Her family is understandably very upset.
“My daughter was sleeping, calm, she was happy,” said mother, Rina Ariel as she cried “A terrorist comes and murders her in her bed.”
The Israeli Prime Minister made this statement:
“The horrifying murder of a young girl in her bed underscores the bloodlust and inhumanity of the incitement-driven terrorists that we are facing,” Mr. Netanyahu said in a statement. He appeared to blame Palestinian leaders, accusing them of incitement “that leads to the murder of children in their beds.”
And the director for ‘Human Rights Watch’ who is usually critical of Israel made said this: “There can be no justification, moral or legal, for killing an Israeli child as she sleeps in her bed,” Ms. Bashi said. “As despicable as the killing is, the Israeli government has no authority to punish the attacker’s family members, who committed no crime.”
More details will be posted when available. Check back for updates.
13 yr old Hillel Yaffe Ariel was stabbed as she slept in her bed in Kiryat Arba today. We are devastated & angry. https://t.co/V76nojgcd9
— CJPAC (@CJPAC) June 30, 2016
A Palestinian stabbed a 13-yr-old Israeli girl to death in her bed today. If you're wondering where he got the idea: pic.twitter.com/a7FcsVIxOj
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) June 30, 2016
Hallel Yaffa Ariel was a 13-yr-old girl. This morning she was stabbed to death in her bed by a Palestinian terrorist pic.twitter.com/FEyIXfqU5T
— Julie Lenarz (@MsJulieLenarz) June 30, 2016